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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 1124-1131

Effect of Fertility Level, Plant Density and Age of Seedling on Transplanted Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum)
Santosh Kumar Pandit[1], Shambhu Prasad2, Mahesh Kumar Singh2, Y.K. Singh3, Indrajeet Kumar Niranjan1 and Rakesh Kumar4*
Department of Agronomy, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour (Bhagalpur)-813210, Bihar, India
*Corresponding author

A field experiment was conducted during the kharif season of 2018 at the Research Farm, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar to find out the effect of fertility level, planting density and age of seedling on transplanted pearl millet under rainfed agro-ecosystem of South Bihar. Experiment was laid out in a factorial randomized block design and replicated thrice. The treatment comprised of three levels of fertility levels viz. F1 (90: 45: 45 kg NPK ha-1), F2 (120: 60: 60 kg NPK ha-1 ), F3 (150 :75: 75 kg NPK ha-1), four combinations of plant population and age of seedling i.e T1 ( 15 days old seedling at 50 cm x 20 cm) , T2 ( 15 days old seedling at 50 cm x 25 cm), T3 ( 20 Days old seedling at 50 cm x 20 cm) and T4 (20 days old seedling at 50 cm x 25 cm). Results revealed that application of 150:75:75 kg NPK ha-1 was recorded significantly grain (3.95 t ha-1) but noted at par with 120:60:60 kg NPK ha-1. Among the levels of plant population and age of seedling, T3 treatment had significantly higher grain yield (3.95 t ha-1), net return (Rs.71788/ha) and B: C ratio (3.19) but being statistically similar with T1 treatment. Hence, it may be concluded that to achieving higher crop productivity yield, high yielding hybrids pearl millet cultivars could be grown with 120: 60: 60 kg NPK ha-1 under the planting geometry of 50 cm x 20 cm for transplanting of 15 days old or 20 days old seedling for agro-ecosystem of South Bihar.

Keywords: Fertility levels, Plant population, Pearl millet, Seedling age, Yields

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Santosh Kumar Pandit, Shambhu Prasad, Mahesh Kumar Singh, Y. K. Singh, Indrajeet Kumar Niranjan and Rakesh Kumar. 2020. Effect of Fertility Level, Plant Density and Age of Seedling on Transplanted Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 1124-1131. doi:
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